Old Baptist Chapel Volunteer Guides  with John Moore Museum (Ref: 903)
 
Opportunity picture
If you are friendly, like working with people and have an interest in local history they would like you to join their team at The John Moore Museum, during an exciting chapter in their history.

The Old Baptist Chapel is one of Tewkesbury’s hidden heritage gems, a gorgeous 500 year old building with a rich history of domestic and religious use. Thanks to a recent Heritage Lottery Funded grant, the Chapel (no longer an active place of worship) has been beautifully renovated and has exciting new ways to tell its story. The Chapel will re-open at the end of March 2016, initially on Tuesdays and Saturdays only, and they are looking for enthusiastic stewards to staff it.

You will be joining a friendly team and there will be plenty of opportunities to learn new skills and to tell visitors about the history behind this amazing building. Mainly based in the Old Baptist Chapel, and occasionally in the John Moore Museum, you do not need any prior knowledge, or experience, as training will be provided.
What are they looking for?

No prior knowledge or experience is required. You will need to be friendly, confident and comfortable with chatting to visitors and other volunteers. You must be able to commit to at least two days a month (or four half days).

Practical

The working hours are 9.30am to 1pm and 2pm to 5.30pm on Tuesdays and Saturdays with occasional evenings and bank holidays.

When: Variable times
Age requirements: Over 18
Where?

41-42 Church St, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 5SN

About John Moore Museum
 
Nestled in a row of historic timber-framed buildings, the museum was established in 1980 in memory of the writer and naturalist John Moore. Today it is also home to an extensive Natural History collection featuring specimens of the mammals and birds native to our countryside, woodlands and wetlands. A few doors away is The Merchant's House, a two storey building which has been beautifully restored and furnished to show the construction of a 15th century shop and dwelling.

The museum is owned by the Abbey Lawn Trust, a buildings preservation charity who aims to preserve and improve the attractions of Tewkesbury town as a place of historic and artistic interest.

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